There was a lot of weather to talk about in September, particularly in the tropics. I’m happy to report, however, that we were able to keep our touch for forecasting across the country. Forecasts for Bellingham were pretty unified across the board, and the verified weather at the end of September was a carbon copy from one day to another, but I can claim that Victoria-Weather was able to secure the victory all by ourselves, even if it was by the narrowest of margins. Actuals: September 29th, High 74, Low 48 September 30th, High 74, Low 48
Halloween should be the scariest thing this time of year, between COVID and the election, I’m not sure that will be the case. Hopefully, aside from Delta, the weather won’t be added to the list of scary things this autumn.
Kingston, New York
Santa Rosa, California
Wenatchee, Washington Road Trip from Santa Rosa to Wenatchee
Hanford, California Road Trip from Champaign, Illinois to Hanford
We’re driving southward today, trying to get to Atlanta before Hurricane Delta finds the coast. We should be able to do it, as our drive will only last a day and cover 505 miles, doing so at a pace of a little over 62mph. Try to limit stops and use hand sanitizer!
Delta hit the Yucatan this morning and is spilling into the Gulf tonight. It pulsed down before it hit Cancun, and will be weakened when it arrives in the Gulf. Still, it’s previous intensity, and further ramping up will entrap nearby atmospheric moisture, and while the eastern US is under high pressure, the sea breezes will be turned off too. The entire drive from Terre Haute to Atlanta will be under mostly clear skies, with seasonable warmth.
All right, Weather Channel, we’re coming for your back yard.
At 852PM, ET, Atlanta was reporting a temperature of 66 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Tropical Storm Gamma was interfacing with low pressure in the Gulfstream, with clouds streaming across the southeastern United States. Atlanta was at the northern end of of the band of clouds, but Atlanta was the only place that was reporting anything close to overcast conditions. High pressure is building into the Plains, and that will build into north Georgia as well, rendering the next two days quite pleasant. As Gamma unfurls, there might be a band of showers over central Georgia on Tuesday morning, but nothing well organized or long lived will transpire. Over the long term, Tropical Depression 26 bears monitoring not only for the Gulf, but specifically for the Atlanta area by next week. Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 78, Low 55 Tuesday – Sunny, High 79, Low 57
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny skies, High 76, Low 52 Tuesday – Partly cloudy, High 78, Low 55
AW: Tomorrow – Pleasant with plenty of sun, High 78, Low 53 Tuesday – Pleasant with plenty of sun, High 78, Low 57
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 77, Low 53 Tuesday – Sunny High 76, Low 55
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 75, Low 53 Tuesday – Sunny High 77, Low 56
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 77, Low 55 Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 76, Low 54
FIO: Tomorrow – Clear throughout the day. High 79, Low 54 Tuesday – Clear throughout the day. High 78, Low 57
Atlanta looks ok today, but as I said, the Gulf bears monitoring.